…now we’re cooking…
One of the most versatile ways to use epoxy resin is for kitchen accessories and for countertop, table and cabinet décor effects and refurbishment. We highlighted recently how a colleague made multicolored spoon rests for all of us here at ProMarine – a great gift idea! Other useful and artsy utensils include cheese, serving and cutting boards, coasters, trays, and organizational kitchen utensil holders.
Aside from eye-catching and useful accessories, epoxy resin tabletops, counters and cabinets make for captivating and aesthetic ways to spice up a kitchen - creating a unique space that expresses one’s own personality. Wooden surfaces may be carved, or the natural spaces and gaps in the wood, may be infused with colorful resin accents via a wide variety of tints and dyes.
Cabinet doors and drawer faces may be accented with coatings of epoxy resin and myriad mementos such as seashells or wine labels from travel adventures. And handcrafted cupboard knobs and drawer pulls add unique flair and interest as well. Removing and refinishing kitchen cupboard doors is easy and an inexpensive way to give a kitchen an updated look and feel.
Another great way to augment a kitchen from both an aesthetic perspective as well as adding useful space is to decorate an island - both for food prep - and entertaining through the addition of some bar stools. The wooden surface of many islands lends itself perfectly to designing and creating a one-of-a-kind kitchen accent such as a beautiful river table effect.
One of the questions we’re asked is about epoxy resin surfaces being food safe. Well, you can rest easy. Once fully cured, epoxy resin is food safe per the FDA, “Resinous and polymeric coatings may be safely used as the food-contact surface of articles intended for use in producing, manufacturing, packing, processing, preparing, treating, packaging, transporting, or holding food" and can be used as a "functional barrier between the food and the substrate" and "intended for repeated food-contact use.” Note: techno-speak we know - but we take safety seriously here at ProMarine.
So, crafters and those DIY-inclined; epoxy resin in the kitchen makes for fun and practical utensils, surfaces and accents. And yes - we’re using that spoon rest! It’s all about the Joy!